In the ’90s, North London created a techno punk answer to Chicago’s acid house.
The TB-303 is revered as one of electronic music’s most fundamental instruments. This is in no small part due to its role in birthing the acid house genre. But did you know that on the other side of the Atlantic, that same synthesizer was being used to make insanely quick and often brutal techno music? In what might be called the punk answer to Chicago’s acid house revolution, North London ended up forging a completely new style of techno. The good people at 20jazzfunkgreats have put together an awesome primer that will help you get up to speed on this sound. Check it out here.